Lick Fork Lake Campground Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Campgrounds and recreation areas with lakes come in all sizes. Lick Fork Lake is a mere 12 acres, small compared with most impoundments, especially compared with nearby Lake Thurmond. Lick Fork Lake Campground has only 10 sites—just about the right number to handle this lake. Located in the surprisingly deep and secluded valley of Lick Fork (but only 10 miles from a town), the area exudes a close, intimate feel, as if you are in the middle of nowhere. The no-gas-motors rule on the lake, along with the widespread campsites, means that chirping birds and maybe some kids swimming in the clear water will be your only background noise.
The sites are spacious and spread out far from one another. They are incorporated into a hilly setting with some leveling and stonework that make the sites both attractive and “campable.” Oaks and pines provide the shade. A gravel road dips toward Lick Fork Lake, passing a water spigot to reach sites 1 and 2. These are on mostly level terrain. Sand has been spread in individual camping areas, each with a separate tent pad. Sites 3 through 5 are built into a slope. Landscaping stones held together with concrete form leveling walls, resulting in two-tiered sites. As the gravel road curves toward the lake, reach site 6, which overlooks the lake from across the road. Then come to the most favored sites, 7 through 9. These directly overlook Lick Fork Lake, which is just a short down-slope walk away."